The Child Support Agency (CSA) is slowly fading into history.
Under the auspices of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), the brand new Child Maintenance Service (CMS) has been trialling cases over the last few months and will now handle all new applications for child support.
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The Child Support Agency (CSA) is slowly fading into history.
As mentioned here, the week began with a disagreement between Secretary of State for Education Michael Gove and domestic violence charity Women’s Aid over whether or not domestic violence is a “life choice”. Now, I’m not going to
Mark Christie, the head the dedicated Children’s Department here at Stowe Family Law, answers more of the many questions about children that have brought new visitors to this blog in recent weeks.
The non-resident parent has free living accommodation – does this affect child maintenance
Mark Christie answers child maintenance questions asked by this blog’s readers.
The latest CSA statistics show the cases in which children are benefiting from child maintenance payment is at an all -time high.
As we approach the second stage of the Child Maintenance Service roll-out, updated resources have been published.
The number of parents paying for their children through the Child Support Agency (CSA) has hit a record high, the government has claimed.
Four in four parents involved with the CSA now pay for their children voluntarily,
The UK government’s methods of monitoring child maintenance are misleading, single parent charity Gingerbread has claimed.
In a new consultation on ways of increasing the accuracy of financial reporting, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has announced that it plans to continue
Just under 80 per cent of the parents currently targeted by the Child Support Agency (CA) are paying maintenance, according to new figures.
Out of a total of 882,200 individual cases being handled by the agency in December last
Just how much child maintenance a non-resident parent should pay is an complex and emotive subject. Over the 20 years of its existence, the Child Support Agency (CSA) earned a reputation, amongst other things, for heavy-handed inflexibility in its pursuit of
Next Monday the Department for Work and Pensions will begin rolling out a package of reforms that will eventually see the much reviled Child Support Agency (CSA) replaced by the new Child Maintenance Service.
Earlier today I appeared on ITV’s This Morning, sitting alongside Holly Willoughby and Philip Schofield answering viewers’ questions about child maintenance. The volume of calls, emails and tweets was high, and many of the questions about child maintenance followed the same theme.
Given the concerns of many in relation to Child Support I am delighted to publish a guest post by Anna Pietrowski of Gingerbread, a long-established charity that supports single parent families.
A capital idea: Will courts now consider other assets in child maintenance cases? By guest blogger Lindsey Randall
In recent weeks one case has set a marker that could prove significant for those struggling to receive a fair level of child maintenance from an absent parent – the recent High Court case of FG v MBW ( EWHC 1729 (Fam).
All parents have a right to apply to the Child Support Agency for the assessment of child maintenance, but our clients often ask us about the interplay between the jurisdiction of the court and that of the CSA.
Reader JamesB had some interesting questions for Stowe Family Law solicitor Rachel Baul about the CSA and changing the amount of child maintenance that he pays every month by an attachment to earnings order.
I recently heard a case about a father, living overseas, who was billed £12,000 for child maintenance by the CSA when he returned to England. My first thought was there had been an administrative error.
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Marilyn Stowe is the senior partner in Stowe Family Law, which has offices in Yorkshire, Cheshire and London. With more than 30 years’ experience handling divorce cases and family law proceedings she is regarded as one of the most formidable and sought after divorce lawyers in the UK. In 2012, Marilyn became one of the first solicitors to qualify as a family law arbitrator.
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